Scan this QR Code to follow PureWow on Snapchat!
PureWow

Summer is all about having a group of friends over, hanging out in the backyard and stuffing your face with at least 15 different dishes. And while you probably have a few go-to potluck recipes in your arsenal, don’t you think your grandma’s potato salad could use a little facelift? Ta-da: 18 foolproof potluck recipes that are sure to impress. 

RELATED: 50 Quick Summer Dinner Ideas For Lazy People

Salami, Artichoke and Ricotta Pasta Salad

Rushed to get to the neighborhood potluck? Have no fear. This pasta salad takes just 20 minutes and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Get the recipe

Persian Style Eggplant and Yogurt Dip

You can never go wrong with bringing a dip to a potluck, but Liz Harris’s eggplant and yogurt dip with turmeric and mint is guaranteed to stand out.

Get the recipe

Baked Coconut Shrimp

Ready to impress at the cul-de-sac potluck? This recipe is crunchy, savory, sweet and spicy.

Get the recipe

Red Potato Salad with Creamy Cashew Dijon Dressing and Dill

Chances are, someone else is going to bring a standard potato salad. But this twist with cashew dijon cream is sure to take center stage.

Get the recipe

Three-Ingredient Hearts of Palm and Bacon Bites

We’re kind of obsessed with hearts of palm. But wrapping them with bacon? Genius.

Get the recipe

Light and Tangy Coleslaw

Someone has to bring the quintessential potluck dish—but there’s no need to smother it in mayo. Lighten up the classic with a rice vinegar dressing.

Get the recipe

Street Corn Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto and Goat Cheese

Coterie member Monique Volz turns elote into a cult-worthy pasta salad, complete with cilantro pesto and creamy goat cheese. We’re officially fans.

Get the Recipe

Layered Beef Taco Salad

Make this beef-based taco salad up to four days before the party. Just top with chips on your way out the door.

Get the Recipe

Cherry Slab Pie

Don’t mess with the latticework and round pie pans. Throw together a cherry pie in a casserole dish for a big-batch dessert guests can serve themselves.

Get the recipe

Lemony Grated Zucchini Salad with Tomato, Olives and Feta

Want to set your “pasta” salad apart? Swap the noodles for spiralized zucchini.

Get the recipe

Browned Butter Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Bye, dinner rolls. These muffins pair fabulously with everything from chicken wings to potato salad.

Get the recipe

Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake

Shh: This recipe starts with boxed cake mix. Because sometimes you want a cake that tastes good and looks pretty and doesn’t take an entire afternoon to make.

Get the recipe

Seven-Layer Dip

Three (uh, seven?) cheers for the party classic. You might want to make two batches just in case.

Get the recipe

Peaches-and-Cream Ice Pops

While you could wait around for the ice cream truck, making your own is so much more fun.

Get the recipe

Deviled Brussels Sprout Salad

Serve up deviled eggs in an entirely new way at the next potluck: as dressing over a Brussels sprout salad.

Get the recipe

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

These adorable chicken quesadillas are fabulous finger foods for a gathering with tons of kiddos.

Get the recipe

Carrot, Cabbage and Kohlrabi Slaw with Miso Dressing

Shake up traditional coleslaw by using Asian ingredients like kohlrabi and miso. (Thanks for the inspo, Coterie member Katie Workman.)

Get the recipe

Skillet Peach Cobbler

Not a chef but put on dessert duty? This foolproof peach cobbler is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and, of course, not stress out the cook.

Get the recipe

RELATED: 52 Easy Summer Seafood Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes

From Around The Web